Azalia was born this morning right before church. I just had time to get my mother to come out to the barn and we both watched Gardenia give birth. Life truly is a miracle. In almost no time flat she was up and nursing, Gardenia did a marvelous job of getting her cleaned off. She has a broad nose like her father Killarney. What a blessing, an Easter lamb.
Azalia weighed in at 7.5 lbs, a bit bigger than either of Jeepers twins.
In keeping with our naming theme this year (Places in Michigan) I picked the name Azailia for our newest little ewe. A flower name is perfect for the Daughter of Gardenia.
Azalia's current coloring is medium brown fading to a soft caramel with grey highlights. She is very long legged and tall. Here she is with her proud mother.
I am making an effort to hold all the new ewe's in an attempt to get them to be a little more tame than their mothers. The current score is two ewe's and one ram with two more birthings to go.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.